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Royal Coachman Artificial  Fly

Royal Coachman Artificial Fly

The Royal Coachman is an artificial fly that has been tied as a wet fly, dry fly and streamer pattern. Today, the Royal Coachman and its variations are tied mostly as dry flies and fished floating on the water surface. It is a popular and widely used pattern for freshwater…

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Red Tag Artificial Dry Fly

Red Tag Artificial Dry Fly

The Red Tag is an artificial fly originally designed as a dry fly for grayling and trout in the north country of England. The fly pattern, when introduced into Australia, particularly Tasmania, became extremely successful and popular for brown trout and remains today as one of the most essential flies…

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Fishing Poppers

Fishing Poppers

The popper is an effective and proven lure designed to move water using a concave or hollowed nose. Poppers aim to simulate any sort of distressed creature that might be moving or struggling on the surface of the water (baitfish, frogs, and insects are the most typical imitations). Poppers are…

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Prince Nymph Attractor Wet Fly

Prince Nymph Attractor Wet Fly

The Prince Nymph is a nymph attractor wet fly used in fly fishing. It was created by Doug Prince of Oakland, California in the 1930s. It was originally known as the "Brown Forked Tail" and tied without a bead head and used black ostrich herl instead of peacock herl in…

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Pheasant Tail nymph or PT Nymph or Sawyer’s Pheasant Tail

Pheasant Tail nymph or PT Nymph or Sawyer’s Pheasant Tail

The Pheasant Tail nymph or PT Nymph or Sawyer’s Pheasant Tail is a popular all purpose nymph imitation used by fly anglers. It imitates a large variety of olive, olive-brown colored aquatic insect larvae that many fish including trout and grayling feed upon.Originally conceived and tied by Frank Sawyer MBE,…

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Partridge and Orange Artificial Fly

Partridge and Orange Artificial Fly

The Partridge and Orange is an artificial fly commonly categorized as a wet fly or soft hackle and is fished under the water surface. The fly is a very well known fly with its roots set firmly in English angling history. It is an impressionistic pattern fished successfully during caddis…

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Parks' Salmon Fly

Parks' Salmon Fly

 One of the most enduring contributions of Parks' Fly Shop in Gardiner, Montana is the Parks' Salmon Fly, an improved version of the old Sofa Pillow used to imitate the giant stoneflies or Salmon Flies on the Yellowstone River and its tributaries. In 1954, Merton Parks found the older imitations…

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Muddler Minnow Artificial fly

Muddler Minnow Artificial fly

The Muddler Minnow is a popular and versatile artificial fly of the streamer type used in fly fishing and fly tying. The Muddler Minnow was originated by Don Gapen of Anoka, Minnesota in 1936, to imitate the slimy sculpin and fool large brook trout in the Nipigon River. Gapen tied…

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Mallard and Claret Wet Fly

Mallard and Claret Wet Fly

Mallard and Claret is a popular fishing fly in the United Kingdom. Also known as the 'M and C' it is a good general pattern that imitates a wide range of trout food items. The Mallard and Claret fly was created in the 1850s by Aberdeen fly tyer William Murdock.…

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Lefty's Deceive Artificial Fly Streamer

Lefty's Deceive Artificial Fly Streamer

The Lefty's Deceiver is an artificial fly streamer pattern used in fly fishing for    all species of saltwater and fresh water gamefish   or other freshwater species. The fly was originated by fly angler and author Lefty Kreh in the Chesapeake Bay for striped bass. The original fly was…

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